EC boss in hot waters, signs of resignation near?

EC boss in hot waters, signs of resignation near?

As the general elections draw closer, pressure keeps mounting on the head of the electoral commission, Charlotte Osei over her outfit's preparedness ahead of the polls as a recent call by the former president, John Kufuor insists that she works hard to regain the lost trust of Ghanaians voters.

It may be recalled that Charlotte Osei was dragged to court by the former national youth organizer of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), Abu Ramadan over the case of voters registering with their national health insurance cards - a case which was won as the supreme court ordered that not only the names of such persons be released, but also deleted from the register. As it stands now, various arguments suggest that the electoral commission is not in the comfortable position to do so.

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Also, the credibility of Charlotte Osei has been questioned especially by the main opposition party (NPP) as allegations have it that the first ever female commissioner has strong affiliations with the National Democratic Congress (NDC). A clear example is an allegation by the  youth organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Brong Ahafo Region, Kwame Baffour who reveals that the commissioner has the photograph of the president saved as her screen saver.

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One cannot leave behind the fierce call by most opposition parties for a complete clean-up of the voters register ahead of the general elections - a concern the EC boss argues remains impossible! It may seem to mean that the Charlotte Osei may have her own technique of ''independently'' supervising the elections but it fears are rife over the possibility of this year's elections plunging into chaos should the conservative electoral commission not heed to the technical reasonings of some, if not all political stakeholders.

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In the wake of these seeming tensions and pressure, one question remains unanswered... could Ghana have a new electoral commissioner before the November 7 elections especially when she personally revealed that she regrets being head of the commission?


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